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Knossos

A travel blog entry by patelfamily on Jun 07, 2015

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Today we had a two hour drive along the highway to Knossos, an archeological site from the Minoan age. It was a Minoan palace that was nearly 4000 years old. It was home to a king who asked Apollo for a bull to sacrifice to honour Apollo. The bull was so beautiful though that the king sacrificed another one,which made Apollo angry. He then made the queen fall in love with the bull, which produced the Minotaur, a half human, half bull, which lived on human blood. ...

Knossos

A travel blog entry by patelfamily on Jun 07, 2015

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... Minotaur in. Today there isn't too much left of the palace. There are some parts of the palace still standing though, and, from what I saw, I think the palace would be really impressive. Unfortunately a British archeologist, Arthur Evans, in 1900 had started to excavate the ruins but he tried to recreate the palace how he thought it should be. Modern archeologists now think he got it wrong. Then we went back to the villa and packed our bags ready to leave ...

Day 23 - Heraklion to Pireaus

A travel blog entry by aalljjaamm on May 21, 2015

... over the key and headed off. Still a little time to kill so coffees in eucalyptus square. Then bus to airport and farewelled Anna. Our flight 40 minutes late so hung around till boarding. Short flight to Athens (like Canberra to Sydney). Then onto metro to Pireaus via Monastriaki. Checked into Triton Hotel where we stayed in ...

Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

A travel blog entry by southernsun on May 21, 2015

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... It really surprised me, it was so new, but the seats and fitoutout were following the standard "US supermarket" model of vinyl floors and cheap tip up seats. It is so uninviting and uncomfortable, I know why these were built 20 years ago, but to build this today I just see as so disrespectful of the audience, and in turn, the place was all but empty.




Well, that was a very quick visit to ...

Heraklion, Crete, 14-16 May 2015

A travel blog entry by mcloughlin on May 17, 2015

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... We finished our tour by walking through a park which was quite busy with stalls and people sitting outside a cafe, but nothing special.

On our second day in Heraklion, we went to Knossos to see the (remains of) Minoan Palace. It was originally built in 1900BC and some of that survives, but most of the remains date from a rebuild in 1700BC - still a long time ago! Knossos itself was an important city in ancient times and ...